Legal and Ethical Issues in the Workplace

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Legal and Ethical Issues in the Workplace Barbara Pritchard BUS 670: Legal Environment Professor Gary Gentry July 15, 2013 LEGAL AND ETHICAL ISSUES IN THE WORKPLACE Abstract In society today the business world presents many ethical issues. Organizations must strive to provide employees with a clear understanding of the overall company’s vision. This will help employers in practicing the code of ethics, policies and procedures in the workplace. Companies must be steady in continuously delivering the uppermost ethics of provision in which customers, applicants and employees are entitled to under fair business practices. Legal and ethical issues are dominant in today’s workplace. This is one reason why many companies have a legal…show more content…
This has created a positive environment in the workplace. Labor union contracts are usually approved with extensive restrictions. This gives management a commitment to fulfill on being ethically and legally conscientious. The company spent $30 million to upgrade the hot dog manufacturing facilities, which began operating in February 2001. “However, the plant could end the year with fewer than the current 1,700 jobs because the ‘Lunchables’ division, with 110 jobs, is being moved to plants in Davenport, Iowa, and Fullerton, Calif.,” (Kades, 2002). Oscar Mayer put a twist on their traditional products. By making its XXL Hot Dogs larger and more flavorful than traditional dogs and their fully cooked bacon only takes 10 seconds in a microwave. Their lunchables fun snacks included: Oreo and Chips Ahoy! cookies, brands that Kraft added when it attained General Foods. Boca is offering an organic, self-rising frozen pizza. Organizations are accountable to their employees, clients and shareholders. When unethical behavior is allowed to persist, it will undermine any established trust between these groups. Several business leaders agree that this type of behavior and attitude concerning ethical behavior has an effect on the organization. Because when the rules are broken, the free marketplace is in danger. The Madison facility had an accident to occur on Dec. 23 that injured two mechanics, one was
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